David Kirby is a vice president and senior fellow at the Cato Institute. His research interests include libertarian voters, public opinion, and field experiments in political campaigns. David’s publications include “The Libertarian Vote
,” “The Libertarian Vote in the Age of Obama
,” and “The Libertarian Roots of the Tea Party
.” His writing has appeared in Politico, Roll Call, National Review, Tech Central Station, and Human Events, and his research has been cited in The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, National Review, and National Journal. Before joining Cato, David served as vice president of public opinion and data analysis at FreedomWorks, campaign executive director for the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, and executive director of America’s Future Foundation. In his misspent youth, he interned for Senator Ted Kennedy. David holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. A college debater, he also has a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric from Bates College.